Sussex Symphony Orchestra confirms appointment of Christopher Braime as Conductor from 2019 Season onwards

The Sussex Symphony Orchestra are delighted to announce that Christopher Braime will succeed Mark Andrew James as Conductor of The Sussex Symphony Orchestra from the start of the 2019 season.

Christopher Braime was born in 1983 and commenced conducting studies whilst a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Neil Thomson, and Richard Dickins. He was recently featured in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge on BBC 4 and BBC 2.

He is also Musical Director of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra, the Putney Choral Society, and the Southampton Youth Orchestra.

Christopher has also appeared as conductor with several orchestras throughout the South of England including: the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra, the Redhill Sinfonia, the Suffolk Sinfonia, and the Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, he made his European conducting debut with the Orquestra do Algarve, Portugal, and has recently conducted in Germany. In the 2019/20 season he will be returning to the Suffolk Sinfonia where he maintains a very happy guest conducting relationship with the orchestra. In July 2018 he will also be making his conducting debut at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

Christopher has worked with some of the most outstanding young soloists of this generation including the cellist Jamal Aliyev, horn player Joel Ashford the baritones Huw Montague-Rendall and Edward Jowle, Soprano Jessica Gillingwater and the saxophonist Huw Wiggin. With the pianist Simon Ballard he also gave the first public performance in the UK of the Leroy Anderson Piano Concerto.

Until recently he was the Musical Director of the Grosvenor Light Opera Company who have regularly been invited to perform at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and have won awards for their productions at the festival.

Christopher was formerly Musical Director of the Imperial College String Ensemble, the Pelly Concert Orchestra, Farnborough and the Worthing Youth Orchestra

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